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The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book: Harnessing Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool, covers Photoshop CS3 by Richard Lynch

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CHAPTER 4

Image

Masking: Enhanced Area Isolation

In the previous chapter we looked at layers as a means of isolating image corrections so you can target change. This covered the idea of applying corrections on separate layers, using adjustment layers, and isolating image objects. This chapter looks at some similar types of isolation using layers and masking as a means of creating flexibility with the way you handle layers.

A big deal is often made about masking and the power it provides. Masking, put simply, is blocking off areas of an image from view. This is different than erasing areas of the layers, as erasing is permanent removal; using masks ...

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